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European Cultural Days 2018: Thessaloniki | The Facets of a City

The European City Museum Europäischer Kulturen - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

For four weeks, a city in northern Greece – Thessaloniki – will form the centre of the 15th European Cultural Days in the MEK. Thessaloniki is synonymous not only with a shared European cultural history, but also with historical and contemporary migrational movements. Its multiculturalism and vibrant, engaged social life make up its unique fascination.

The city is also the focus of the photographic exhibition of the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, which provides the framework for the Cultural Days. The photos offer insights into life in Thessaloniki from the end of the 19th century up to the present day. All works are on loan from local museums in Thessaloniki and private individuals, brought together and curated by Hercules Papaioannou, director of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

Various event formats – such as readings, performances, talks, concerts and discussions – will lend added depth to the stories told by the images. To top it all off, the musical and culinary delights of Thessaloniki will make these four weeks in summer into a truly special experience.